Cinco de Mayo


Spring is in full swing in the garden and many of my perennials are about ready to burst open with blooms.  The veg plot is still just a dirt square, but there are three rows of carrots, beets and parsnips sowed, which should start to pop through in the next week or two.  There are a few tomatillo plants hardening off in my flat stairwell, so they should probably be put outside sooner as opposed to later to get them acclimated and ready to fruit.  The cucamelons have to be the word’s slowest growing fruit plant, but I am hoping that once they get to at least 2 inches tall they’ll finally start to take off???

If the weather holds, perhaps I’ll enjoy a margarita today in honour of Cinco de Mayo in the garden to enjoy the flowers.  Come to think of it, these flaming parrot tulips remind me of the swirling skirts of Mexican ballet folklórico dancers.  Hermosa!